Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Watercolour Wetlands

The moment I saw Wetlands in the new Stampin' Up catalogue, I guessed that it would become my new favourite stamp set - and I wasn't wrong! Come and see what I've done with it today:


This card was inspired by any number of beautiful seascape/bird artworks that you see in the galleries of smart seaside towns in the UK. To get the textured background I pressed an acrylic block into my Soft Sky ink pad and then into my So Saffron pad, spritzed with water and stamped onto watercolour paper. It gives the effect of sparkle caused by the sun shining on wet sand!


When it was dry I added the birds, using markers to isolate a group of three from the image. This photo gives you a clearer view of that textured-looking background and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped off-centre. I used my Simply Scored to emboss a frame on a Naturals Ivory card base and mounted the image into it.

I think I'll enter this watery card into the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the cue word is Water!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Grey
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Watercolour paper
Other: Simply Scored, acrylic block B, markers, stamp-a-majig
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One of the reasons I love the Wetlands stamp set is that it reminds me of the avocets on the North coast of Norfolk where we used to holiday every year when the children were tiny. "Mummy," said my daughter once. "You are as lovely as an avocet!" What a cutie!

Thank you so much for your kind messages about my father in law. He's now perked up considerably thank goodness and although the hospital are keeping him in for a while, it sounds like a blessing in disguise as he'll be getting physiotherapy which will hopefully help him become more mobile.

See you tomorrow,

10 comments:

  1. Gorgous Vicky ! It does indeed look like a piece of artwork-i can just imagine this on a huge canvas-stunning :)
    Nessa xx

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  2. I love that background technique. And it sure looks like a piece of gallery artwork. I really like the result.
    Eveline.

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  3. Hi Vicky
    Fabby card.... Happy to hear your FIL is improving....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Love this idea. xxx

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  5. Another fabulous card Vicky, looks like you painted it especially for the card.

    There are always silver linings aren't there, glad FIL is getting help.

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  6. Definitely one to frame Vicky, love that stamp, may have to treat myself! Good news re your FiL:)
    Val x

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  7. This card should be in a gallery!!! Love the the tiny piece of the scene and the heat haze effect :0) can't wet to try my set out too!!!
    Jenny x

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  8. I love this! I just might have to get this stamp set!

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  9. Vicky gorgeous card! Loved your comment about avocets - they are my favourite bird! Nx

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  10. Love the simplicity of your card. I didn't think this would be a "go to"....guess I was wrong. Thanks for sharing.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x